First time users: Below you’ll find a haiku extracted from a random Supreme Court opinion. These haikus were identified using a computer algorithm running on all Supreme Court cases going back to 1 U.S. 1 (provided to me courtesy of Fastcase). Vote up the haikus you like; vote down the opinions you don’t like. If you see a haiku that is clearly a bug, please use the flag feature and I will remove it. Enjoy! (This message will appear only once.)
When Haiku Decisis launched it was populated with just over 8000 unique haikus programatically identified. These haikus were [presumably] inadvertently created by courts when writing their opinions.
The vast majority of the difficult code that made this site possible was written by Jonathan Feinberg. Fastcase also provided me with the corpus of supreme court cases since the inception of the Court (and will in the future be creating an API to allow me to generate open access links to all the opinions referenced on this site).
Because this application was developed programatically, there will be errors. The voting process is intended to correct those errors and in the future I will create a reporting feature but for now please feel free to reach out to me for questions or comments.
For a more in-depth write-up about the impetus behind this project, take a look at my Legal Geekery post.
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About Joshua Auriemma
I'm an attorney currently running the outreach department at Fastcase. I write geeky legal-type stuff for my blog, Legal Geekery, and occasionally for TechnoLawyer.
My background is in physics, math, and human-computer interaction. I'm into data visualization, legal informatics, data analysis, and access to justice.